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Santa Cruz Crime Rate Report (California)

Santa Cruz crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime increasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Santa Cruz for 2019 is expected to be higher than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Santa Cruz in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 101.96% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the national property crime rate average by 126.73%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the violent crime rate in California by 80.07% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the property crime rate in California by 117.64%.

Property and Violent Crime
Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Santa Cruz Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault366
Arson11
Burglary354
Larceny and Theft2,874
Motor Vehicle Theft382
Murder and Manslaughter4
Rape45
Robbery106
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,992
Property Crime3,610
Violent Crime521
2019 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault347
Arson19
Burglary442
Larceny and Theft3,308
Motor Vehicle Theft388
Murder and Manslaughter3
Rape57
Robbery100
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)4,511
Property Crime4,129
Violent Crime507

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Property Crime

Santa Cruz Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Crime 2016

Santa Cruz Crime 2019

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Santa Cruz, California crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Santa Cruz crime report data for 2019 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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